Here’s a “missing” 1977 card for former Minnesota Twins pitcher Joe Decker, who actually missed the 1977 season but put in some time during the ’76 season to get a card:
Decker appeared in 13 games for the Twins in the Bicentennial year,
posting a 2-7 record with a 5.28 earned run average over 58 innings
Aside for nine games with the Seattle Mariners in 1979 it would be the
last action he’d see in his nine-year career, the first four of which
were spent with the Chicago Cubs between 1969 and 1972 before finding
himself in the Twin Cities.
He finished his big league career with a 36-44 record with a 4.17 ERA,
winning as many as 16 games in 1974 when he also posted a nice 3.29 ERA
along with 158 strikeouts, easily his best season in the Majors.